If you have to get your feet wet when photographing trains you know you're onto a good shot....
Sun, sea, sand and ALCOs... What more do you need?!
The morning commuter train pulls into Mount Lavinia station hauled by one of the distinctive MLW built M4 locomotives - African cabbed (although not in Africa!) MX620s powered with an ALCO 12-251C... (more)
The Sri Lanka Railways M4 is a class of diesel-electric locomotive manufactured in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works. Fourteen locomotives were imported in 1975. The #754 is seen here hauling an... (more)
When we arrived at the Ratmalana Works the staff pulled miniature steam locomotive SLR 001 out of its running shed. Its gauge is 1’ 4 ½” making it a quarter scale model. This model seems to be in ... (more)
Light effect in the night !
Only a few minutes before the train came, this fisherman was still fishing in the nearby sea. Now, he is returning home with I hope for him sufficient fish to prepare a good curry.
Steam and a nice beach at Mount Lavinia. What else do you need to be happy?
#213 is resting in the Colombo Dematagoda shed. The next morning, the loco will start its one week trip to Babulla hauling the Farrail charters.
Seven years ago I stood in the same spot and took this photo. Here ALCO DL560 (the same as the ubiquitous Indian WDM2) arrives at Mount Lavinia station... (more)
Morning rush hour commuters cross the tracks at Colombo Fort immediately after the departure of an S9 DMU.
Colombo Fort station in the morning rush hour is a busy and atmospheric place. Here 2 DMUs disgorge their passengers onto the platforms.
Ancient S7 DMU trailers are propelled by a more recent S6 Hitachi motor car (at far end). Seen at Colombo Maradana on a local service.